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Vassar College: Exploring Transfer Program

"Exploring Transfer" is an intensive five-week academic program on the campus of Vassar College that is designed for first generation college students who would not normally consider application to a selective four-year liberal arts institution.  The program will be offered this summer from June 18 to July 28.

Students in the program take two courses co-taught by Vassar and community college faculty, and receive the equivalent of at least six credits at Vassar.  Students must live on campus for all five weeks, and Vassar pays all room, board, tuition, and book cost

Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0, completed Freshman English I with a solid grade, and are a first-generation college student. 

Exploring Transfer Course Sampling (2017): Explore 

Online applications are required and can be found by using the link below. Applications deadline is Monday, March 5.  

Other application items:

  • The application requires two letters of recommendation.  When filling out the application, you need to invite two instructors to submit a letter.  Please allow ample time for the faculty member to submit the online form prior to the application deadline. 
  • Two writing samples chosen from a list of options on the application (650 words max each).
  • Unofficial Transcript will be sent on your behalf.  There is no need to request an official transcript.

Link to online application: 

If you would like more information about Exploring Transfer, you can speak with any of the Academic Advisors located in the Academic Advising Office at either campus:

  • Middletown Campus: Shepard Student Center, 3rd floor
  • Newburgh Campus: Kaplan Hall, 1st floor, Student Services Central

Anthony Scalia
Academic Advising Office